Sweet Briar College’s Janet Steven is enjoying the perks of being a Fine Fellow. First, the fellowship came with equipment and training on the GigaPan system, a pioneering tool that has been making headlines in the scientific community. It combines a robotic camera mount and software that stitches together thousands of photographs taken with an [...]
A paper co-written by biology professor Robin Davies and mathematical sciences professor Raina Robeva has been selected for inclusion in the “Highlights of 2010” issue of CBE-Life Sciences Education. Robeva and Davies wrote the paper, “Mathematical Biology Modules Based on Modern Molecular Biology and Modern Discrete Mathematics,” with co-authors Terrell Hodge, formerly of Sweet Briar [...]
From staff reports Raina Robeva, professor of mathematical sciences at Sweet Briar College, has been appointed to serve as editor-in-chief of the new journal Frontiers in Systems Biology, a tier 1 journal in the Frontiers journal series. The journal is devoted to the system-level understanding of the biology, behavior and the interplay between biology and [...]
By turns entertaining and educating, evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson regaled a crowd at Sweet Briar College on Nov. 3. The bestselling author and New York Times online columnist offered a glimpse into a new book she is researching, and urged her listeners to consider the planet with a new appreciation.
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson is working on her second book but she won’t be reprising the alter ego she created for her first, the bestselling “Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation.”
Raina Robeva, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, is the principal author of an article published in the July 31 edition of Science magazine. Robeva co-authored the piece, “Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus,” with Virginia Tech researcher Reinhard Laubenbacher to prompt educators to rethink the way the growing fields of mathematical and computational biology [...]
Sweet Briar’s math sciences department is hosting a lecture by Brett Tyler of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Guion Room 202.
The work of Lincoln Brower, a research biologist at Sweet Briar College and expert on monarch butterflies, is included in a recently published book that seeks to explain climate change to children and young teens. “How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming” by Lynne Cherry and [...]
Thanks to the keen observations of biology professors past, there is a suspicion among Sweet Briar’s current science faculty that grazing by too many white-tailed deer is diminishing the diversity of the native flora on campus. Ernest P. “Buck” Edwards, who retired from Sweet Briar as Duberg Professor of Ecology in 1990, and his late [...]